Indian developer Greenko has begun construction of a hybrid energy storage project featuring 10.8 GWh of daily pumped storage, 3 GW of solar, and 550 MW of wind. It claims that it might be the world’s largest renewables-based storage project upon completion.
Noida-headquartered Jakson Group has secured a three-year operations and maintenance contract for NTPC’s 250 MW solar project in Ananthapuram, Andhra Pradesh, as well as a contract for a 5 MW plant in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
In the matter of power purchase agreement (PPA) tariff renegotiation, the high court of Andhra Pradesh has directed the state discoms to honor the PPA terms and clear the pending payments to solar and wind power developers within six weeks from the date of the order. The incremental impact on power purchase cost for the AP discoms is estimated at about INR 10,500 crore, due to the build-up of dues arising out of the difference between the PPA rate and interim rate over the last three-year period.
The Israeli robotic solar cleaning specialist, which has over 3 GW of deployed projects globally, today announced it has bagged an order from global investor Actis for a 150 MW PV project in India.
The project would be a test case to assess the potential of solar-powered hydrogen to displace costly and polluting diesel-based energy generation systems in far-off regions of the country like Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir.
The floating solar plant, located at Meghadrigedda reservoir in Visakhapatnam, occupies 0.005 sq. km out of 5 sq.km of the reservoir area.
The state-owned engineer and solar EPC has commissioned a 25 MW project at NTPC’s Simhadri thermal power station, in Andhra Pradesh.
The state-run energy company has commissioned a 25 MW plant on the reservoir at its Simhadri thermal power station, in Andhra Pradesh. The installation features more than 100,000 solar modules.
With this, India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) has become the first infrastructure investment trust in India to acquire renewable energy assets. The acquisition of 100 MW solar assets from the Spanish developer was done at an enterprise value of INR 6.6 billion.
The Indian automotive battery major has announced the setting up of a 50 MW solar power plant in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The plant—to be built at INR 220-crore investment—will help reduce the manufacturer’s carbon footprint while lowering its electricity bill. The firm, which has already set up a pilot plant facility for Lithium-ion cell development, is also mulling investments into energy storage for the renewables sector.
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